Opened My Snow Hole

The final portion of this week’s proGram had some surprises once you take a look:

**Pre-recorded conversation with Martha & Grant of A Way with Words**
The Beginning- Louis Futon
Venice- Louis Futon
Silk Jam- Louis Futon

The Wall- Grupo Fantasma Ft. Ozomatli & Locos por Juana
Crazy For Jane- Locos por Juana Ft. Common Kings
Only One- Beres Hammond
I Will Take You There- Beres Hammond

Let’s Go- Rocky Dawuni
Burn One- Rocky Dawuni
Johnny Too Bad- Andy Bassford Ft. The Blue People & New Kingston
‘O dub comm’ è (Gaudi Dub Trip)- Almamegretta

Dog Eye Viewer

The middle portion of the proGram had a fresh view of the new with a dog’s eye stare:

Out of Mind- Carmine Appice Ft. Neal Schon
I’m Not Getting Sober, I’m Just Getting Older (Helluva Guy)- Nancy
Try To Take Time- Nancy

Big Ass Fish- Mike Dillon & The Mallet Men
Air B n B In Arabi- Mike Dillon & The Mallet Men
Old School Jam 23- Mike Dillon & The Mallet Men

The Walk- Andy Frasco & the U.N.
Find A Way- Andy Frasco & the U.N.
High Costa Living- Jake Najor & The Moment Of Truth Ft. Mixmaster Wolf
But I Do- Alexis Evans

The Mirror- Rudy De Anda
Felling You- David Marston Ft. Craig Williamson
I’m Blessed- Doobie Powell
Mitote- Cochemea Gastelum Ft. Sunny Jain
Seyewailo- Cochemea Gastelum

End of Firpo Pt. 1- Club d’Elf (live)
Africa- BT ALC Big Band

Be The G You Can Be

The first portion of the proGram has reminders that we can’t always be a capital g.

Haul Off And Do It- Dale Watson
The Dumb Song- Dale Watson
Bed- Carsie Blanton
Blues In My Blood- Tiffany Pollack & Eric Johanson

Across The Universe- Jenna & the Charmers
Hold On- The Reverend Shawn Amos (Live Over Sunday Breakfast, Van Nuys, CA, 2016)
Chasing Summer- Katarina Pejak
Love Struck Baby- Ally Venable
Nowhere To Hide- Ally Venable
(all I’m Doin’ is) Thinking of You- Willie Buck

I Wanna Get with You-TR3 Ft. Tim Reynolds
Stretched My Neck- Money For Rope
O’ Chelles- Money For Rope
Hungover Hills- Bohannons
Zone of Resident Bodies- Black Bombain Ft. Perdo Augusto

Game Show- Cycles (live)
**Pre-recorded conversation with Michael Wood of Cycles**
The Aloe Parade- Cycles (live)

Power Trio Cycles Ride Into Madison

Cycles brings the power-trio format at you with a ripping guitar, fat bass grooves played out through furious slapping, and dynamic drum beats flowing over intricate tempo changes. Each member wields a unique take on their instrument that when played together, forms a truly fresh and cohesive sound. Patrick Harvey commands the guitar with speed and precision while using his loop pedal virtually as its own instrument. Michael Wood has subtly forged a drum style that showcases his ability to mashup funky hip-hop beats with frenzied rock riffs and displays his flashy technique when necessary while implementing the creative use of various sound-modulating drum triggers. At the heart of the band lies Tucker McClung’s dominant slap-bass chops that captivates audiences & pumps the musical blood through the band. Drawing influence from artists such as Rage Against the Machine, Primus and Weather Report, Cycles fuse an eclectic blend of genres to produce a fresh and original sound. Just in the infancy state still, this band has over 250 shows under their belt with tours extending across the entire U.S.A.

They will make a stop in Madison on March 7th at the High Noon Saloon and I was able to chat with drummer, Michael Wood for a bit about the show, the band and the new live album. We get into what new ears to this band could expect from the upcoming event. We talk about how this band is a live band currently and why it was natural to put out a live album, brand new release “Selections, Vol. 1” dropped mid-February. Michael talks a little about his love of great studio albums and perhaps how that influences the next steps in growth for the band.